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Mech Eng receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognises the Department's commitment to advancing women's careers in higher education and research.

PhD student takes part in FameLab UK Grand Final

Second-year CSCT student, Emma Sackville, was one of the “UK’s ten brightest stars” to go head to head at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, to compete for the prestigious title of FameLab UK Champion.

Watch: Bath graduate's Trike on BBC1's Countryfile

The Trike, designed by Mechanical Engineering graduate Tim Morgan, will be featured on Countryfile on Sunday 26 April.

Inaugural lecture - Living with buildings: Wed 29 Apr

Professor Stephen Emmitt will present his inaugural lecture Living with Buildings: The Architecture of Practice this week.

Chris Hotchen wins Uni Sports Personality of the Year

Chris Hotchen topped the members' poll to win the award at the annual ceremony earlier this week

Optimum style for running a marathon

Ahead of this weekend's London Marathon, Dr Polly McGuigan shares some of her findings

Newly Awarded KTP will improve healthcare

The University has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Bray Group Ltd, a company that offer a range of healthcare solutions to improve lives around the world.

Divided we stand: nationalism on the march across Europe

Aurelien Mondon, Lecturer in French & Comparative Politics, writes for the Conversation.

I-SEE & CRiAC - Electric logic & electric love: Tue 28 Apr

A joint seminar about driving sustainable attitudes in the quest for sustainable consumption from the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I-SEE) with the School of Management's Centre for Research In Advertising & Consumption (CRiAC)

Knowledge Transfer Partnership in animation technology

Academics led by Dr Darren Cosker (Computer Science) will work with Imaginarium Studios Ltd to build on their recent successes, like Jungle Book and Fungus the Bogeyman, with innovative software for ‘creature production’.

Breakthrough means bright future for clean hydrogen power

Researchers at our University and Yale University have developed a new material for generating hydrogen from water, ready to use to use as a renewable and carbon neutral fuel.

Radio 4 recognition for our Education researcher

Dr Ceri Brown from our Department of Education was shortlisted for the Radio 4 British Sociological Association Ethnography Award 2015.

Q&As with Steve Egan, our incoming Vice-President

Times Higher Education have published a Q&A article with Steve Egan who starts with us as Vice-President (Implementation) on 1 May

Can Europe deliver a united response to Med disaster?

Ahead of tomorrow's emergency debate by EU members, Emma Carmel (Social & Policy Sciences) discusses the history of the situation and the possible outcomes.

Membrane research grant featured in Water Active publication

Editorial coverage of our 'Immortal Membrane' research grant (Darrell Patterson & Davide Mattia) in the April 2015 issue of Water Active publication.

Bath joins Campaign for Science & Engineering - CaSE

The Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK, whose mission is to raise the political profile of science and engineering.

Mark Boulos exhibition preview at The Edge: Thu 23 Apr 6pm

Come and see how art, neuroscience and theories of embodiment intersect in ICIA's latest exhibition

Obituary: Professor John Staniforth

We regret to announce the death of Professor John Nicholas Staniforth, former colleague from Pharmacy & Pharmacology, who died on 6 March 2015.

IPR lecture - Economic policy: Mon 27 Apr

Prof Mariana Mazzucato will talk about the relationship between the State & innovation-led growth

Watch: How will UKIP fare in the election?

In our latest election video, polling expert Dr David Cutts looks at the prospects for UKIP & Nigel Farage

A political party is threatening the union – & not the SNP

David Moon, Lecturer in Politics, discusses "the Carlisle principle" in the Conversation.

Chemistry goes hands-on in Hong Kong at Science Alive festival

Members of the Department of Chemistry delivered three days of hands-on activities based around the chemistry of crystals to over 4,000 members of the public, from toddlers to grandparents.

Equality issues at Bath

Colleagues from Bath Spa University joined staff and students on our campus for an informative and thought-provoking day of talks and workshops on equality and diversity issues.

How should public spending be scrutinised?

New research inform policy makers how to maintain public audit quality during spending cuts

Fancy a swim? 50m pool is ready

The newly upgraded swimming pool re-opens to the public at 6am on Wednesday 22 April

Plaid Cymru rejects austerity but policies could cost taxpayers

Chris Martin from the Department of Economics carries out a 'Manifesto Check' for The Conversation.

Elec Eng graduate is runner up for best doctoral thesis

Recent graduate Dr Alex Chartier has been named runner up in the Keith Runcorn Prize for his thesis on Ionospheric Specficiation and Forecasting.

The changing face of the construction industry

Blog features our research into self healing concrete

Mech Eng students awarded prestigious Ford scholarships

First-year Mechanical Engineering students Katherine Newbery and Joe Willey have been awarded Ford Blue Oval Scholarships.

Conservatives take combative approach to the EU

Susan Milner, Reader in European Politics, writes for The Conversation

Offshore exploration in Marine Technology journal (p32)

Acoustic Zoom, a research project in the Department of Physics, has been profiled in Marine Technology Reporter. (The article starts on page 32)

Uni up for two THE Leadership & Management Awards

The University has been shortlisted for two top awards at the upcoming Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards 2015.

CDS @40 - Inequality everywhere... 29 Apr

An event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Centre for Development Studies at Bath by examining insights from our research into the processes through which inequality is widening at the local, national and global levels and how the international development sector must respond if it is to remain relevant beyond 2015.

Launch of Centre for War & Technology

Our new Centre will challenge perceptions & forecast how battle spaces of the future will look

Double grant win for chemical engineering researchers

Professor Tina Düren and Dr Darrell Patterson have each been awarded an Engineering Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to carry out ground-breaking research in metal-organic frameworks and membrane reactors, respectively.

Chemistry Professor wins materials research award

Professor Aron Walsh has been awarded the 2015 EU-40 prize from the European Materials Research Society, which is given to recognise outstanding contributions to materials research by a scientist under 40.

Labour leaves door open to downscale Trident

Simon Smith, Research Associate in our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, writes for The Conversation.

The Happiness - an explosion of joy, grief & confusion: Wed

The Happiness is brand new dance theatre that sweeps its audience into a provocative and entertaining adventure.

Find out how to promote your research with The Conversation

Academics, researchers and PhD students are invited to a short introductory workshop on writing for The Conversation website on at 1:15pm on Monday 20 April.

Looking for a sports buddy? IMML students launch Spuddy app

IMML students Dominic Stevens and Max Pilgrim have launched a new app to help you find a sport buddy

Old commuting habits die hard

Research by Ian Walker and Bas Verplanken into the influence of habit on commuting behavior is reported by the Association for Psychological Science

Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases awards Research Fellowship to investigate juvenile arthritis

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) has awarded Dr Sarah Tansley of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) a two year BIRD Fellowship in our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology to explore Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), with the aim of identifying which patients are most at risk of developing chronic eye inflammation which can lead to reduced vision.

Public lecture: How cancer treatment can be personalised

Professor Gordon McVie, former Director General of Cancer Research UK, launched a new free public lecture series at the University of Bath this week explaining the science behind developing new cancer treatments to a non-specialist audience.

Could the Le Pen family feud be a cunning political ploy?

Aurelien Mondon, Lecturer in French Politics, writes for The Conversation.

What's the evidence for talent management?

Examining the evidence behind HR fads, buzzwords and obsessions, Rob Briner puts talent management under the microscope in HR Magazine.

Great symposium on fuels & chemicals from renewable feedstocks

A recent Renewable Feedstocks symposium provided an outstanding programme covering areas such as biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering, complemented by a poster session and a lively wine reception.

Science Café: - Bath trams – clearing the air? Mon 13 Apr

With Professor Lewis Lesley Retired Professor of Transport Science and Technical Director Tram Power Ltd

Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices

Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to our researchers.

International award for first Human-Robot interaction paper

Researchers in the Department of Psychology CREATE laboratory have been awarded best paper for enabling experimental studies at the 2015 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015), held in Portland Oregon.

Two new Fellows of Faculty of Royal Pharmaceutical Society

We are delighted to announce that two members of academic staff, Professor Marjorie Weiss and Dr Denise Taylor, have been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

I-SEE seminar - Ideas for a new political economy: Tue 14 Apr

Presented by Professor Malcolm McIntosh, Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Suspected war criminals continue to act with impunity

Brett Edwards and Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) write for The Conversation.

Asel Sartbaeva featured on UN Women website

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from our Department of Chemistry is one of the first internationally recognized female scientists from Central Asia.

Upgrading the Sports Training Village - update

Work to modernise and upgrade the changing room environment across the Sports Training Village, as well as revamp the Physio and Sport Science Centre reception areas, is getting under way.

'App Factory' aims to enhance student learning

Our Learning Technologist Keith Brown is developing the 'App Factory', a new way for students to engage with learning using self-made smartphone apps.

Ocean ‘dead zones’ spread – spelling disaster for fish

Lee Bryant, Prize Fellow in Water Engineering, writes for The Conversation.

Bath student experience is best in UK

We have been ranked as the UK's number one university in the new THE Student Experience Survey

The power of local campaigning

Does local campaigning really matter against the backdrop of what's happening nationally?

New technology could speed up life-saving drug discoveries

A team of researchers from our University has developed a revolutionary new microchip device that will lead to a faster and more cost effective way of discovering new life-saving drugs.

Faculty welcomes prospective students to PG Open Day

The Faculty of Engineering & Design welcomed over 25 prospective students to our second Postgraduate Open Day.

Student performances at The Edge

There are two upcoming student shows at the Edge. Don't miss out on a ticket.

Diocesan Synod meets at the Uni for first time

The governing body of the Diocese of Bath and Wells has met at the University for the first time in its history.

Roads around the University re-open

Norwood Avenue and part of Convocation Avenue, which was closed between 7am & 7pm from Monday 30 March for resurfacing, has re-opened.

Travel update w/c 6 April

It’s our next travel update, looking ahead to the week commencing 6 April.

Professor speaks at Singapore's Great British Week

Professor Gareth Jones, Dyson Chair of Design Engineering, gave a speech on productivity.

Student named rising star by Design Council

Claire Beard, has been named as one of the Design Council's 70 rising stars representing the future of British design for her project: the Havana Construction School.

Mexican links enrich social policy analysis

Greater international research collaboration improves the effectiveness of welfare programmes

Why parents often don't spot obesity in children

Dr Fiona Gillison talks to BBC Wiltshire in relation to a new study out suggesting many parents do not recognise when their children are overweight.

Students put through the Dragons' Den

The Industrial Advisory Board became dragons for the day.

How to win the TV leaders' debate

Professor Michael Beverland looks at the challenges each leader faces in tonight's debate

Watch the highlights from this year's Founders Day

Founders Day - attended by our Chancellor His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex - celebrated our past, present and future as a University.

Bath hosts college sport National Championships

One of the largest sporting events in England returned to the University as 1,800 college students took part in the AoC Sport National Championships, which was watched by the Vice Chancellor.

Biochemical competition - deadline: 10 April

To enter the Biochemical Society Science Communication Competition you need to submit an original piece of writing or an original video on a biomolecular topic of your choice, along with an entry form.

Academic lands role at research council

Head of Astrophysics at Bath, Professor Carole Mundell has been appointed to join the governing Council of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Worm lizards dispersed by 'rafting' over oceans, not continental drift

Our scientists have discovered that worm lizards, tiny burrowing creatures that are found in five different continents, became widespread shortly after the asteroid hit that killed the dinosaurs. This means they must have spread by rafting hundreds of miles across oceans rather than by continental drift, as previously thought.

Disruption to purchasing process

If you have an urgent purchasing requirement please contact Purchasing Services on x6070.

The academic at a cinema near you

New blockbuster X+Y features a lead character representing Dr Geoff Smith

Likely Election prospects - five weeks to go

Fast food discount card tops student business competition

A digital discount card for premium fast food outlets has taken first prize in the student Business Plan competition.

Researchers challenged in Three Minute Thesis

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences held its Three Minute Thesis heat on Thursday 19 March 2015 to determine who would qualify for the University-wide final in June.

Why slimy cheats don’t win

New research from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry says that biologists should re-evaluate how they define and measure social cooperation.

Effects of binge drinking cost the UK £4.9 billion a year

Our latest IPR policy brief calculates a total economic cost of binge drinking to UK taxpayers at £4.9 billion a year.

Fast food discount card tops student business plan competition

A digital discount card for premium fast food outlets has taken first prize in the student Business Plan competition.

The Future of Social Science after the Election

The Campaign for Social Science has launched their report exploring the significance of social science over the next decade.

Nominations begin for staff representatives

Nominations are invited for four vacancies for staff representatives to serve from 1 August 2015 until 31 July 2018.

Professor Stephen Emmitt's inaugural lecture Wed 29 Apr

Professor Stephen Emmitt will present his inaugural lecture Living with Buildings: The Architecture of Practice.

Globally agreeing on environmental protection

The challenges and importance of achieving international agreements on climate change will come under the spotlight at a major event taking place at the University in early April.

Major works on campus this week

Main entrance will be closed, read for more information on travel updates

Achieving global agreement on environmental protection

The University will host a major climate change event in early April with leading, international academics.

Battle for Number 10: Who Won?

Professor Michael Beverland reflects on last night's TV election special